In December of 2021, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a fatal helicopter crash near Livingston, Texas. Four individuals were in the helicopter at the time of the crash: the helicopter’s 73-year-old pilot and three family members who were passengers. One of the passengers died as a result of the crash, while the other three people in the helicopter, including the pilot, were taken to a nearby hospital for emergency treatment.
There are countless causes of helicopter crashes, but some common causes include:
- Defective manufacturing
- Inadequately trained pilot
- Defective aircraft design
- Pilot error or other human factors
- Aircraft maintenance negligence
- Air traffic control — government or contractor error
- Helicopter pad operator negligence
- Poor weather conditions
- Metal fatigue
Unfortunately, most of these causes involve basic failures by those responsible for operating and/or maintaining the helicopter, and almost all are easily preventable.
For over 70 years, Abraham Watkins has successfully represented injured people and families who fall victim to catastrophes. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to obtain just compensation for our clients. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed as the result of a helicopter crash, it is important to understand your right to recover. Our attorneys at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to obtain just compensation for their clients. Call us today at 713-222-7211 or 1-800-870-9584 for your free consultation.